The favorable game

Republican Christopher Christie has upside-down favorables of 38%-40% in today’s Quinnipiac poll. That’s down from 38%-38 on September 30. The former U.S. Attorney was at 41%-30% on September 1, 42%-26% on August 11, and 39%-20% on July 14.

His favorables are at 39%-36% among Independents, 41%-37% among women, and upside-down, 34%-42%, among women. Christie’s favorables are at: 23%-35% in Essex/Hudson; 37%-40% in Bergen, Passaic, Union, Middlesex and Mercer counties; 42%-38% in Morris, Somerset, Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren counties; upside-down at 33%-37% in South Jersey; and at a strong 48%-31% in Monmouth, Ocean and Atlantic.

Jon Corzine, the Democratic governor, has had upside-down favorables all year. He’s at 40%-53%, perhaps his best showing in 2009. He had unfavorable of 58% in July, 54% in August, 57% on September 1, 56% on September 30, and 53% today.

The governor’s favorables are upside-down, 32%-57% among Independents, upside-down 38%-56% among men, and upside-down 51%-42% among women. Corzine’s favorables are at 58%-33% in Essex/Hudson; upside-down 45%-48% in Bergen, Passaic, Union, Middlesex and Mercer counties; upside-down 27%-64% in Morris, Somerset, Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren counties; just narrowly upside-down at 48%-49% in South Jersey; and at a weak upside-down 65%-28% in Monmouth, Ocean and Atlantic.

Christopher Daggett has statewide favorables of 19% and unfavorable of 7%; nearly three-quarters of New Jersey likely voters (73%) do not know who he is. His favorables have gone up from 5%-2% in July, to 4%-3% in August, to 8%-4% on September 1, to 11%-3% on September 30, to 19%-7% today.

He has favorables of 17%-7% among Republicans (he served in the Kean and Reagan administrations), 15%-11% favorables among Democrats (he says he voted for Barack Obama), and 26%-4% among independents (he says he is one). Daggett is at 23%-7% among men, and 16%-8% among women,

Daggett is best known in Northwestern New Jersey (23%-8%) and in South Jersey (24%-5%). His favorables are at 15%-8% in Essex/Hudson, and in the North jersey suburbs, and is at 20%-7% in the three shore counties.

The favorable game